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- Work-Life Balance: Can Americans Learn a Lesson from European Nations? [Recruiter.com]
- Is Your Job Driving You Nuts? [LinkedIn]
- How to Fit Healthy Habits into Your Week [Inc.com]
- 52 Gmail Shortcuts You Should Know About [Edudemic]
- How to Spring Clean Your Resume [CBS News]
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Whether your “little one” is 3 or 30, all mothers deserve to be recognized and celebrated this May. Here, we offer some food-for-thought on the challenges and importance of your “other” job:
- “If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?” -- Milton Berle
- “The phrase ‘working mother’ is redundant.” -- Jane Sellman
- “Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn't know you had, and dealing with fears you didn't know existed.” -- Linda Wooten
- (In answer to the question, "How can you be both a lawmaker and a mother?") “I have a brain and a uterus, and I use both.” -- Patricia Schroeder
- "You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother...
If you are in the process of job hunting, International Update Your References Week (May 5-11) is a great time to examine your choices, ensure contact information is correct, and perhaps even give the people you’ve chosen a status update or a new copy of your résumé. (You have already asked permission to use them as references, right?) Be sure you have each person’s name, job title, company name, and address. Likewise, double-check that you have the best email and phone number at which the person can be reached. After all, a reference can’t sing your praises if he or she isn’t able to be contacted!
For workers not on the market and happy with their present situation, letting the...Read More »
At first glance, it might seem to make sense that eating at your desk would save time and help you get more done. But although it might seem counter-intuitive, many experts say that you will actually be more productive if you avoid eating lunch at your desk all of the time.
There are several reasons for this. First, even if you aren’t technically working in between bites, mentally it can feel that way. Your mind (and body) needs a real break from work, and a change of scenery, to recharge and have a chance to relax. Getting away from your desk for even a short time will help you feel more energized, boosting your productivity for the rest of the...Read More »
- 5 Reasons Informational Interviews are Important [Mashable]
- Why You Should Stop Eating Lunch at Your Desk [Inc.com]
- 7 Ways Successful People Approach Their Work [Forbes]
- What to Do When Your New Boss is Incompetent [CBS News]
- Simple Ways to Promote Productivity with Your PC [Lifehack]
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If you missed Reese Witherspoon’s interview on Good Morning America earlier this week, here’s a summary: She messed up, she knows it, and she’s sorry.
The Oscar-winning actress wishes she and her husband had used better judgment about driving after having one too many glasses of wine, and she’s certainly not proud of the things she said to the police officer who pulled them over, but what happened is done. She can’t deny it, and taking responsibility is the professional way to put it behind her.
Some may see her actions as damage control. Others may feel Witherspoon is genuinely sorry. Either way, she provides a good example of what to do following a...Read More »
From marathon screenings to costume contests, fans around the world are ready to celebrate Star Wars Day tomorrow (May 4). The occasion, fondly known as “May the Fourth Be with You,” gives devotees an opportunity to get together and proudly display their passion for the film saga.
Chances are, however, that their enthusiasm may be clearly visible any day of the year – including during office hours. From a fondness for puppies to die-heart support for a certain sports team, some people enjoy integrating their outside interests into their workspace.
How acceptable this décor is often depends on the employer. Some companies encourage employees to make their space their own. Especially in creative fields, such...Read More »
We know many of you are seeking a new (or better) job, so to help you uncover valuable opportunities, we'll be spotlighting a job of the week. This week, we’re featuring an opportunity for an administrative assistant at the National Athletic Trainers Association, a professional membership association for certified athletic trainers.
Based in Carrollton, Texas, this position supports the Strategic Activities Department and assists in executing external marketing, communications, public relations, governmental affairs, and strategic planning projects under the direction of the associate executive director of policy and advocacy.
Work may include meeting scheduling and conference calls, setting up and driving Webinars, meeting planning, production of resources, committee...Read More »
- How to Look Good in a Video Interview [Rivs.com]
- Is Your Self-Confidence Affecting Your Job Performance? [Lifehack]
- Tips for Dealing with Workplace Harassment [Career Realism]
- Work More Efficiently by Identifying Your Unique Working Style [Lifehacker]
- Do All Job Seekers Need a Personal Website? [US News]
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Yesterday, we discussed the hesitancy many workers have about asking questions. While managers usually see speaking up as a sign that you care about your work and want to be sure you’re doing the job right, there are some bosses who react in a less-than-encouraging manner. What can you do when confronted with such a person?
“If you're okay asking questions but you feel you're annoying your boss, explore this with your boss if possible - but do it professionally,” says therapist and career consultant Aricia Shaffer LaFrance, author of Unlocking the Secrets of the Successful Career Seeker. “It's immature to say, ‘I have so many questions, but I feel like you're getting...Read More »